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CfP: Re-inventing Ovid’s Metamorphoses, 1300-1700

16 oktober 2017

Deadline: 15 February 2017, see the full call for papers

The importance of Ovid's Metamorphoses as a source for the visual arts and literature of the early modern period has long been recognized. (...) There is an ongoing discussion, however, on the role of Ovid's text in the process of reception, because individual representations, especially in the visual arts, often show 'deviations' from Ovid's narrative. In this volume of the Brill series Intersections we want to study the phenomenon of creative invention with regard to Ovid's Metamorphoses. We want to detect and single out elements in the artistic and literary reception of the Metamorphoses that differ from Ovid's narrative, and to study the whatabouts of these differences, especially with respect to underlying literary and artistic problems, challenges, principles, and techniques, the requirements of the various literary and artistic media and genres, and the role of the cultural, ideological, religious, and gendered contexts in which these artefacts and writings were created. What elements, devices, perspectives, and interpretative markers were used that do not occur in Ovid, what aspects were brought to the fore or emphasized, and how is this to be explained? Special questions may regard the role of the nude and the erotic in visual representations, and of allegorical and moral interpretations in literary works and visual representations as well.

Please submit a one-page abstract (ca. 300 words) and a short curriculum vitae (max. two pages) to both editors, before February 15, 2018:

  • Karl Enenkel, Medieval and Early Modern Latin Philology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster:
  • Jan L. de Jong, History of Early Modern Art, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen:

For more information, please see the full call for papers

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